Friday, May 18, 2007

The Sweater is Finished!


After many weeks and much tearing of hair, the sweater is finally completed. If I didn't love the color so much, I might not have been motivated to finish this one. It required much more time and determination than I thought it would. But I'm glad I stuck with it. The color is called "Emerald City" and is much richer than in this photo. The stitch is called "double moss" and I enjoyed that very much. It was probably a little more advanced than I was ready for, having knitted only socks and dog sweaters until now. It's a little big for me and I'll do a smaller size if I try this pattern again, but it will be great for layering during the Maryland winters!

10 comments:

JudiA said...

BRAVO!!! The sweater was worth every irritation Mary -- I am so proud of you for sticking with it! And just wait until the compliments start pouring in when you wear it. Won't that feel good?!

JudiA

Kai said...

Oh, it came out just BEAUTIFULLY, Sweet Mary! The color is going to be perfect for you with your pretty hair! Incidentally, I tend to crochet (and used to knit) a bit loosely, too. I do the test swatches, of course, before doing the garment, but darned if I don't STILL manage to end up having everything turn out just a tad larger than I intended. I think from now on when I make a garment, I will STILL test swatch, but THEN take the hook a size smaller! At any rate, your sweater is lovely! We want to see you model it come cool weather time!

Linda said...

Wow...now that is an accomplishment. it is really pretty. and that was not an easy stitch to start out with...for a whole sweater. Wow...I love the color too.

Bear said...

oh MaryO-
your sweater is so BEAUTIFUL!!! and to think you kept saying it was being a pain to do- its so darn gorjas I could see a wintering bear with that magnificent coloured sweater on her body ohh yes I could- well done darling and you will look absolutely gorjas in your wonderful emerald sweater!!
love n hugs bear xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Shashi Nayagam said...

Isn't that colour gorgeous. I too love that see green colour. Well done now you can enjoy wearing it.

Yvette said...

Oh Mary it came out beautiful! It is such lovely color. All that hard work was well worth it. :o)

Linda Fleming said...

Wow Mary, your sweater is so very pretty! What an amazing job you did with this being your very first sweater. Aren't you just too proud of yourself? You should be! the color is gorgeous and I bet you will look beautiful in it this coming winter.
Linda F from FL

Rudy said...

Wow Grandma is that sweater my size? It sure is a pretty color. I bet you made it for Emmy instead of me -- "Emerald City". Hmpf! Is there a color called Rudy Tootie? I bet there is!

Love
Rudy

Jacque Uetz said...

Mary O this sweater is beautiful!! I some how missed it!!I love the color and you will be so proud when you are wearing it.. Send it on to me if it is too large,I wouldn't have any problems filling it out roflol!!

Kerry said...

Very beautiful sweater Mary O!! What a huge accomplishment, I am appplauding you for finishing when the going got tough!!